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The Viper of Kerman

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A powerful Iranian cleric wants to strike his own deal with the West in this scathing, hilarious, and politically astute adventure yarn

A powerful cleric with massive commercial and military influence, Ayatollah Ali Baharvand has stepped down as one of Tehran's nuclear negotiators. Sickened by the stagnation of a revolution that never elevated his country to the heights it
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 9th 2010 by Halban Publishers (first published April 2nd 2009)
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A Frist Novel by Christian Oliver, a Financial Times journalist based in Korea. The story of a coup in Iran in 2007, the novel is your classic middle east political/religious thriller with mad mullahs, republican guards and dissidents arguing over the fate of the Islamic republic while the rest of the world calculates odds and the possibilities of somehow rearranging the middle east to the interests of the West or Russia. Lots on nice insights into the nature of where revolutions actually come ...more
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Christian Oliver was born in Nottingham in 1978 and brought up in Devon. After studying Classics at Oxford and an intensive Arabic diploma, he joined Reuters serving as their Iran correspondent from 2003-6 and senior correspondent for Venezuela and Ecuador for 2006/7. He is currently the Financial Times correspondent in Seoul for North and South Korea.
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